A new WICHE Insights report, Impact and Implications: Projections of Male and Female High School Graduates, finds that though there are more males than females under age 19, fewer males earn a diploma and pursue postsecondary education—a gap that is greatest among black and Hispanic students. The report also suggests that more attention must be given to occupational and pay disparities that many working females encounter despite higher educational attainment.
The WICHE-based Interstate Passport was referenced in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on how widely varying credit-transfer policies make earning a college degree more laborious and expensive. Roughly one-third of students transfer to another institution during their college career—in the process losing, on average, 43 percent of their course credits. The report cited the Passport, which facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education, as a promising new pathway for students transferring across state lines.